For the billionaire who has gotten bored with his or her chauffeur-driven Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman, Mercedes is now offering the absolute panicle of both safety and comfort in the form of its brand new 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard luxury limousine. The heavily armored version of the standard, yet obscenely unattainable, Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman features a long list of safety upgrades that should provide oligarchs and high-risk VIPs with the utmost peace of mind while traveling along the highways.
Both the interior and exterior of the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard is similar to the standard limousine, but the 11,000-pound beast is riddled with the latest in protection features that will enable the vehicle to withstand ballistics and blasts that are in accordance with Directive ERV 2010. According to Car and Driver, all of the panels, including the underbody of the vehicle, are clad with heavy armor that can withstand both bullets and explosions.
The glass on the windows and windshield are all coated with polycarbonate on the inside allowing for maximum splinter protection. Special alloys are also inserted into cavities in between the body structure and the outer skin of the vehicle, which provides maximum protection to its occupants. For quick escapes, the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard is powered by a 530 horsepower twin-turbo V12 engine that gets it to a top speed of 99 mph.
Despite the added weight, comfort is still very much a priority with the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard, which is why its doors are power-assisted to provide ease of use. The interior still retains all of the creature comforts provided by the standard S600 Pullman, which includes emperor-class executive rear seats, a high-fidelity audio system tuned to the buyer's ear, Magic Chauffeur Control, and an extensive infotainment system, among others.
The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard is priced at a mind-blowing $1.57 million, as per a report from Business Insider. The unarmored version, on the other hand, starts at around $600,000. Mercedes is expected to deliver the first batch of vehicles in the second half of 2017.